Friends of Rocky Prairie
Millersylvania State Park &
Millersylvania is an historic state park, a regional gem, accommodating 500,000 annual visitors, including thousands of bicyclists, runners, swimmers, triathletes, boaters, anglers, campers, hikers and other nature enthusiasts every year. It is home to many diverse species and old growth trees.
The Park houses a year-round environmental learning center on the shores of Deep Lake, a small, quiet lake popular for its relaxing ambience, where anglers do not have to compete with jet-skis or speedboats. See more information about the Park’s history and happenings.
In an effort to protect more of
the area around the park, the Miles Sand and Gravel property near what was the
southern border of Millersylvania State Park has been acquired. When funds are
available, a new access road will be created off Maytown Road.
The area around Millersylvania,
the privately owned forests, and the Fish and Wildlife Preserve consists of
low-density rural residential, farms and sizable parcels that are largely
undeveloped, pristine, intact habitats. The importance of connecting and
securing these large tracts of land is to provide safe wildlife corridors and
adequate aquifer recharge areas, as well as, to maintain the rural character –
what may become the only regional reprieve from Interstate traffic and city
bustle. (See Location and Maps.)